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June 29, 2000
Tampa Bay: June 29, 2000 Hillsborough County news
District schools improve on FCAT
The number of A-grade schools in Hillsborough rises. Not one school falls to an F.

FAMU remark raises eyebrows
TAMPA -- Alumni from Florida A&M University came to the Hillsborough County Commission on Wednesday, hoping to get $1-million commitment to lure a new law school to Tampa.

Club may be killed by lease, not police
TAMPA -- It might be the landlord, not the county, who shuts down a Carrollwood after-hours club that has been under attack by authorities for a month.

Man gets 45 years' probation in burning of house
In a deal struck with a judge, the man pleads no contest to setting fire to a house owned by a sex offender.

Democrat drops her campaign for state attorney's post
TAMPA -- Family law attorney Catherine Real withdrew Wednesday from the race for Hillsborough County state attorney.

County votes for new pet restrictions
TAMPA -- The Hillsborough County Commission unanimously passed a new law Wednesday night that governs pets throughout the county, replacing an ordinance from 1981.

Authorities seize 5 tons of cocaine, arrest 13
TAMPA -- Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday the seizure of 5 tons of cocaine off the coast of Ecuador and the arrest of 13 people on trafficking charges.

Reckless driver drags paramedic 500 feet
TAMPA -- A paramedic with Tampa Fire Rescue tried to stop a suspected drunken driver from hurting somebody Wednesday morning and ended up being dragged down the street as he clung to a moving car, police said.

Caller has ominous tip about missing mother
TAMPA -- It has been more than a month since Kimberly Lashawn Mack went out on a Friday night and never came back, leaving four young children behind.

Speedy trial law, lack of witnesses free slaying suspect
TAMPA -- For 10 months, William Peterson waited in the county jail, thinking about his first-degree murder trial and the potential life sentence that would follow if he were convicted.

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